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Kathy Reakes

Content Producer kreakes@dailyvoice.com
Kathy Reaks has worked as a reporter in the local news business since 1984, starting as a news clerk and working her way up. She spent 17 years at Florida Today in Melbourne, Florida as a general assignment reporter, crime reporter, entertainment reporter and restaurant critic. She worked four years at Hometown News as a general assignment reporter, then another two years at Spacecoast Daily in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She attended Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.

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  1. Warning Issued For Area Residents After Rabid Fox Captured

    Warning Issued For Area Residents After Rabid Fox Captured

    Health officials are warning residents that a fox captured in the area has tested positive for rabies.The fox, captured in Dutchess County on Wednesday, July 9,  on Anderson Road in Dover, tested positive on Friday, according to the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health.The department said in a release that foxes and other animals can transmit rabies, ...

  2. Long Island Man Accused Of Raping Underage Girl He Met Online

    Long Island Man Accused Of Raping Underage Girl He Met Online

    A Long Island man has been charged with allegedly raping an underage girl he met online.East Hampton Police arrested Ronny A. Dellosantos-Corporan, 21, of Montauk, on Friday, July 10, following an investigation into a reported rape, according to the East Hampton Police Department.Dellosantos-Corporan was developed as a suspect after the girl's father contacted police regarding ...

  3. COVID-19: Popular Northern Westchester Pub Closes

    COVID-19: Popular Northern Westchester Pub Closes

    Most local foodies and beer and burger fans have probably already noticed that a popular Northern Westchester pub has closed its doors for good.The Somers Pub, located at 152 Route 202, in Lincolndale is the latest favorite spot to close following the financial stresses during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The pub, known for its great burgers, yummy seafood, and ...

  4. Two Firefighters Injured During Boat Fire At Long Island Marina

    Two Firefighters Injured During Boat Fire At Long Island Marina

    Two firefighters received minor injuries during a boat fire at a marina on Long Island.The incident took place in Suffolk County around 4 p.m., Sunday, July 12, at Green's Creek Marina, on Atlantic Avenue in West Sayville, said officials with the West Sayville Fire Department.Arriving firefighters found two boats heavily involved in a fire, but were able to keep the flames from ...

  5. Police Searching For Trio Who Fired Shots At Group Walking Down Busy Long Island Street

    Police Searching For Trio Who Fired Shots At Group Walking Down Busy Long Island Street

    Police are looking for three men who allegedly fired shots at a group of residents walking down a busy street on Long Island.Nassau County Police report the incident took place around 8:59 p.m., Sunday, July 12, in Uniondale.According to detectives, police responded to a call for shots fired at the intersection of Planders Avenue and Nostrand Avenue. After a thorough investigation, ...

  6. Man Busted With Ecstasy, Pot During Routine Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say

    Man Busted With Ecstasy, Pot During Routine Traffic Stop, Wilton Police Say

    A 20-year-old area man was allegedly busted with drugs following a traffic stop for equipment and moving violations.Cristian Velez, 20, of Norwalk, was arrested on Saturday, June 27, in Fairfield County following a stop by Wilton Police, said Wilton Police Lt. Robert Kluk.According to police, Velez was stopped driving a white 2008 Nissan Altima near the intersection of Danbury Road ...

  7. Film Made In Area Weaves Virtual Reality Throughout Storyline, Draws Thousands Of Views

    Film Made In Area Weaves Virtual Reality Throughout Storyline, Draws Thousands Of Views

    An edgy sci-fi short film that was filmed in Litchfield County has thousands of views online just three days after its release.Jamie Monahan, the writer, director, and star of "Lucid," said the film takes place in a near-distant future and follows Charlie, a young woman undergoing virtual reality therapy after being sexually assaulted. Streaming on Dust, the award-winning ...

  8. Amazon Prime Series Films In Hudson Valley

    Amazon Prime Series Films In Hudson Valley

    A new series that filmed in the Hudson Valley is set to premiere on Amazon Prime and Tubi.The series, "Big Dogs," created by author Adam Dunn and based on his novels, was filmed throughout Orange County, with many locations in the city and town of Newburgh, and in Middletown, said the Orange County Tourism Office.The series will premiere on Wednesday, July 1, on both pay ...

  9. Man Pronounced Dead Shortly After Being Pulled From Lake In Litchfield County

    Man Pronounced Dead Shortly After Being Pulled From Lake In Litchfield County

    A man was pronounced dead at an area hospital shortly after he was pulled from a lake in Litchfield County.Litchfield County Dispatched received a 911 report at around 6 p.m. Sunday, July 5 from a woman in Plymouth reporting she could no longer see a man who had been swimming in Lake Winfield in the area of Seymour Road and that she believed he was underwater.Members of ...

  10. 21-Year-Old Attacks Person With Garbage Can During Drinking Game Argument, Wilton Police Say

    21-Year-Old Attacks Person With Garbage Can During Drinking Game Argument, Wilton Police Say

    A 21-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for an incident in May in which he allegedly got into an argument during a drinking game and attacked a person with a garbage can.Michael Tienken, of Wilton, in Fairfield County, turned himself into police on Friday, June 26, and was charged with third-degree assault, said Wilton Police Lt. Robert Kluk.According to Kluk, on Tuesday, May 19, ...

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